Everything I Ever Needed to Know I learned from… ‘Clueless’

CLUELESS (Image Credit: Paramount)

CLUELESS (Image Credit: Paramount)

All my ‘90s girls out there know that, before the Mean Girls wave crashed in, there came Clueless, brought to you by the most loveable fictional character of all time, Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone), duh. Continue reading

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Just One Bite: Satisfying Your Food Cravings

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(Image Credit: Masson)

One look at that red velvet cake and your stomach is on the floor and at its mercy. But before you start giving birth to that food baby, what about starting with just a bite? Continue reading

Would You… Try a Paid Online Health Service?

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(Image Credit: Tinatin)

With the advent of the Internet, it’s no wonder that we rely more and more on the services offered to us online. But should our healthcare be treated the same way? My personal answer? The quality of professional, in-person health advice or assessment will always trump an online health advice service, at least given the state of health information and communication technology right now. Continue reading

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10 GIFs or Less: Emma Stone’s Best Interview Responses

Emma Stone (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore)

Emma Stone (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore)

Emma Stone has been my “Woman Crush Wednesday” for… virtually all my Wednesdays this past year. Why, you ask? Take a peek at her range of interviews and TV appearances and it’s pretty clear to see she shines just as much off the screen as on it. And the more you get to know her, the more lovable she gets! Not convinced? Let’s take a look at Emma Stone’s top interview responses and you’ll soon be crushing on Stone too! Continue reading

The 15 Best Things About Living Alone

30 ROCK (Image Credit: NBC)

30 ROCK (Image Credit: NBC)

Making the move to a place of your own? Living alone can be daunting at first, but after the move-in, while it sucks to pay the utility bills on your own, the upsides of having your own place can make it the best time of your life. For all those who are thinking of moving out and for those who already have, here are our top 15 things about living alone! Continue reading

How to Curb Procrastination and Keep Yourself on Task

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Even the best of us are guilty of it: procrastination. It becomes particularly hard this time of year when the weather is so painfully gorgeous, yet all you have to look forward to is that load of paperwork sitting on your desk. Continue reading

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‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Could Open World of Magical Possibilites

J.K. Rowling (Image Credit: Daniel Ogren) / FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (Image Credit: J.K. Rowling)

J.K. Rowling (Image Credit: Daniel Ogren) / FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (Image Credit: J.K. Rowling)

If you’ve spent the past three years watching re-runs of Harry Potter scenes, crying and trying to relive the journey since the moment when Hagrid kicked down the door of the Dursley’s shack—I definitely feel you. But cry no more because J.K. Rowling is back with a Harry Potter spin-off Warner Bros. production on her aside publication, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And the best part? It’s going to be a trilogy, screen-written by the ‘mother of wizards,’ Rowling herself. Continue reading

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Women’s Heart Health: The Basics You Need to Know

Hearts (Image Credit: Helga Weber)

Hearts (Image Credit: Helga Weber)

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death in women? If you didn’t, you aren’t alone. Surprisingly, a mere 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat., yet each day heart disease causes the deaths of 2,200 Americans—that’s one death every 39 seconds. Of this total, heart disease takes the life of one woman every minute.

In other words, time to drop everything and read because now is more a good time than ever to start figuring out how you can reduce your risk for heart disease. Continue reading

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Facebook Phenom ‘I F-ing Love Science’ gets a TV Show!

I F*cking Love Science (Image Credit: Elise Andrews)

I F*cking Love Science (Image Credit: Elise Andrews)

As if we couldn’t f-ing love science enough already, the educational Facebook page, I F-ing Love Science, is now under production into a new TV show that will premiere on Science Channel in the third quarter of this year.

The page, I F-ing Love Science, was created in March 2012 by British Biology student, Elise Andrews, and since its birth, the site has racked up over 10 million likes and counting. On her Editor’s blog for I F-ing Love Science, Andrews says “I’m on board as consulting producer, and will be contributing the editorial “voice” of the show to ensure it remains true to my vision.”

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Are you ready for some more Lego?

THE LEGO® MOVIE (Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Lego System A/S)

THE LEGO® MOVIE (Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Lego System A/S)

Everything is awesome—because production of The Lego Movie 2 is already under way. The release of The Lego Movie received such instant international acclaim that Warner Bros. has confirmed the date for release of a sequel for May 26, 2017.

My first impression of The Lego Movie was that of a fun, light-hearted kids film with a big G for general audience rating—while also doubling up as a marketing ploy, all rights reserved Lego®. But don’t be fooled by the movie ads featuring Lego Batman and Uni Kitty. The Lego Movie also targets older audiences, with blunt, wise-crack humor and a feeling of nostalgia while watching a classic childhood toy come to life on screen, with surprisingly impressive graphics and 3-D animation. The take-home message of that story? If you haven’t seen it yet then you should do so. Fast. Continue reading

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5 Simple Sore Throat Fixes

Tea (Image Credit: Crispin Semmens)

Tea (Image Credit: Crispin Semmens)

Nothing can ruin your day more than a sore throat and I definitely speak from experience. I’ve been a veteran, surviving strep throat for 3 years in a row until I finally started tackling my sore throat symptoms the first day I felt the signs of an itch coming. So here they all are: The tried and true tricks and trade secrets that get my seal of approval for getting rid of that pesky sore throat. Continue reading

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A Petition for Plus-Sized Disney Princesses Calls for Change

Pressure (Image Credit: Kevin Dooley)

Pressure (Image Credit: Kevin Dooley)

Mirror, mirror on the wall? Who is the fairest of them all?

Disney has long been criticized on modeling its princesses after an all too idealistic “perfect princess” archetype with big eyes, a ridiculous waist-hip ratio and hair that obviously has never seen split ends. Is it time for a makeover? What about a plus-size princess? High school junior, Jewel Moore, is calling Disney out for a change. Continue reading

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How ‘real’ is Aerie’s ‘real’ model campaign?

Aerie Real Campaign (Image Credit: American Eagle)

Aerie Real Campaign (Image Credit: American Eagle)

A twelve-paneled LED billboard featuring young girls with fat rolls, stretch marks, and scars in the middle of Times Square? That’s what you could be looking at pretty soon because American Eagle has just launched its Aerie ‘real’ model campaign in an effort to challenge unrealistic supermodel standards for young women. “What you see is what you get,” declared Aerie brand representative, Jenny Altman, on Good Morning America.

But while I commend AE’s efforts to take a step in the right direction, let’s be honest, is this really ‘real’? Looking at the girls featured on Aerie, it seems to me and many other women that they’re all still identically slim, toned and identically just as gorgeous. Continue reading

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Quirky Item of the Week: Whiskey Stones

Whiskey Stones (Image Credit: Teroforma)

Whiskey Stones (Image Credit: Teroforma)

Andrew Hellman’s love of scotch made him search for a way to keep his drink cold without diluting it and… Voila! Whiskey Stones were born. Carved from natural Vermont soapstone, Whiskey Stones maintain a stable temperature over extended periods of time. They’re actually derived from an old Scandinavian tradition of using rocks to chill drinks in storage. Continue reading